The Acoustic Cafe
will reopen in the
Lower Gathering Space of
Our Lady of Mercy Church at
2 Fremont Road,
Park Ridge, NJ.

Entrance to Gathering Space is from the rear parking lot.

Get Directions

The Acoustic Cafe
is a live music venue
presenting local,
independent and nationally touring performers.
It is a non-profit organization
and 100% volunteer operated. Seating is first come, first served.

Refreshments are available.


"Pascack Valley's
Premier Concert Venue"



October 6, 2019

(Doors open at 3:30 pm)

$22 advance
($23 after online processing fee)
$25 at door

online sales ended
tickets at door only





Joe Crookston

From Ithaca, NY…

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to I Book Shows along with David Francey and Irish Mythen. His songs are being made into films.

He’ll surprise you and awaken the cynics.   He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist.  His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.     


Come to a show. Mystical, historical, and humorous roads. Lyrical cinematography.  Short 4:00 films. Visual, artful and human. Brooklyn in July, Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you’ll leave inspired.  


“The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture. “The Long Note” is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.

Whether he’s picking his 48 Gibson, weaving through lap slide songs or looping his fiddle, he will draw you in.  It happens every time.  Watch a YouTube video. It’s good, but it’s not the same. You gotta come to a show.  With unwavering courage to be himself, he is literate, poignant and funny as hell. 

"Notably, Crookston's no newcomer, and so it's no surprise that his music sounds savvy and assured, lacking any hint of pretense or needless redundancy. This is wonderful, engaging and gorgeous music, born from an artist who fully deserves a boatload of acclamation."

-- Lee Zimmerman - No Depression

“With all the performers out there, an artist has to go beyond good... and Joe does.” - Sing Out Magazine

Joe Crookston is decidedly one of today's standout troubadours.  ” - Roots Music Examiner    

T I C K E T   I N F O R M A T I O N
Tickets may be purchased in advance
or at the door.

All tickets are general admission -
there is no reserved seating.

T I C K E T S   O N L I N E
Tickets may be purchased in advance by credit card or PayPal and will be held at the door . Seller is the Acoustic Music Agency.

All online orders will be sent confirmation by email.
Please bring to the show a printout of the email or of your Paypal receipt
Advance ticket sales end the evening before the concert.

Tickets are not exchangeable and non-refundable. If a show is cancelled, special arrangements will be made and posted on this site.

c o n t a c t        201-573-0718


The Haiti Connection

Our Lady of Mercy Parish has a “twinning” relationship with St. Vincent’s Parish in Vallieres, Haiti and has established a scholarship program which helps eligible children in Vallieres to achieve the equivalent of a high school education.

Proceeds from our concerts benefit this schoalrship fund as well as humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti in general.